Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.70 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 50C PF obverse 1881 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although 975 proofs were minted, this is a very elusive date in the With Motto Seated half dollar series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/26/2014

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1881 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 680 890 1400 2075 3800 5400 11900 - - -
$ - - - - - 615 725 975 1500 2300 4100 6400 13750 -
1881 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 650 775 1050 1600 2350 4350 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 700 850 1150 1700 - - - - -
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 316
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5004


Auction Prices Realized

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5/18/2003 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1725, 1725/Lot# 1161 $3,630.00
2/5/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1498 $5,175.00
7/31/2006 NGC PF 63   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 806 $966.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10581 $734.38
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3528 $822.50
11/1/2013 PCGS PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7833 $587.50
12/29/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 155746 $2,035.00
6/9/2014 PCGS PF 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20389 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113545277378568911066122616632643344744315623837711999
1111111119412597777868949111913721990291137754828654195840
0000001119412597777868949111913721990291137754828654100
00000012364696678168791008117315172316317941035226745900
1881 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917542770360146175923873912492
11111111284426388279231009118714512093304739405052686299900
00000011284426388279231009118714512093304739405052686200
00000012545047128699361070124316022431332442785488780000
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111142362085699010281223140018812948381748766637947513559
1111111142489699901100310931282156022373238417054637583108360
000000114248969990110031093128215602237323841705463758300
000000128255477794510151158134117212592352745236050852900
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5052
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4617
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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